A celebration of Ireland will be held Friday evening, March 10 at the Expresso Shop, with music, poetry and stories.

Entertainment will be presented by the duo, Four Shillings Short.

The show will be from 7-9 p.m.

The husband-wife team present traditional toe-tapping tunes, singing songs in English and Gaelic and playing instruments from an array of more than 30.

They also present folklore, history and Irish poetry. 

The duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama of Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin of California are highly accomplished musicians. They have been touring in the U.S. and Ireland since 1997.

The troubadours appear in North Platte once every two years and delight the audience with music, stories and friendly banter.

Admission is by a goodwill donation — $10 is suggested.

“Four Shillings Short have been playing at the Espresso Shop since long before I’ve owned it,” owner Brandon Raby said. “Join us for an authentic Irish journey through traditional music, instruments and story.”

It will be the first live music show at the Espresso Shop since it moved to Fourth and Chestnut, Raby said.

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